Development Authority of Bryan County Supports Savannah Technical College Precision Manufacturing Expansion
ELLABELL – The Board of Directors of the Development Authority of Bryan County formally announced the $50,000 pledge toward a Precision Manufacturing expansion at Savannah Technical College at its February 17 meeting. The five-year commitment of $10,000 annually supports the College’s $10 Million major gifts campaign announced last year.
“This is an important commitment for us,” said Board Chairman Derrick Smith. “Manufacturing and distribution continue to grow in the County, and we recognize the importance of providing the skilled workforce our existing industries and the prospective companies looking to invest in Bryan County need to thrive.”
Bryan County is home to a diverse group of industries, including Daniel Defense, Orafol, West Penn Testing Group, Caesarstone, Savannah Global Solutions, Oneida, Blue Bell Ice Cream and CZM Foundation Equipment.
“We thank the leadership in Bryan County for their commitment to our expansion efforts,” says College President Dr. Kathy Love. “We are proud of the strong support we have received from our service area development authorities. They truly understand the importance of having a skilled workforce as we work to bring new industry to and supporting existing industry in our communities.”
Savannah Technical College serves Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. The development authorities in those counties have pledged a total of $453,000 toward expanding precision manufacturing throughout the region. The College is in the second academic year of offering a Precision Manufacturing Associate Degree program and seeks to expand facilities with dedicated lab space at the Savannah Campus, and building expansions at both the Effingham and Liberty Campuses to support a Flex-Tech Lab for precision manufacturing. The labs, designed to be tailored to focus on the exact instructional mix needed to support manufacturing in each community, significantly expand area business and industry access to workforce development and training opportunities.
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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.
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